1 A song or psalm of Assaph.(83:2)O God, take no rest for thyself: be not silent and keep not still, O God!
2 (83:3)For, lo, thy enemies make a tumult, and they that hate thee have lifted up their head.
3 (83:4)Against thy people they take crafty secret device, and they consult against those whom thou protectest.
4 (83:5)They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; and the name of Israel shall be remembered no more.
5 (83:6)For they have consulted cordially together; against thee they make a covenant:
6 (83:7)The tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites: Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 (83:8)Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 (83:9)Also Asshur is joined with them; they have become an arm unto the children of Lot. Selah.
9 (83:10)Do unto them as unto Midian; as to Sissera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon:
10 (83:11)Who were annihilated at Endor; they became as dung for the ground.
11 (83:12)Render them, their nobles, like Oreb, and like Zeeb; yea, like Zebach and like Zalmunna all their princes;
12 (83:13)Who said, Let us conquer for ourselves the dwellings of God,
13 (83:14)O my God, render them like the thistledown, like stubble before the wind.
14 (83:15)As the fire burneth up a forest, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire:
15 (83:16)So pursue them with thy storm, and with thy whirlwind do thou terrify them.
16 (83:17)Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Lord!
17 (83:18)Let them be made ashamed and terrified for ever and aye; yea, let them be put to the blush and perish:
18 (83:19)That they may know that thou, whose name is the Eternal, art by thyself alone, the Most High over all the earth.